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jkurucz@thenownews.com Learning to tame Bridezilla is only part of the reason why Chris and Gina Wong have found success in the world of commercial photography. The Port Moody-based husband and wife tandem co-own Butter Studios, and while wedding and event photography remain as their top money makers, they’ve also tapped into an emerging trend in the photography world: slo-motion video booth shoots. That process sees clients placed into a mini-

ature, studio-type setting that measures about 12 feet by 12 feet. From there, everything those clients do in the booth is filmed at high speed. The finished product ends up as images blended together at varying speeds to create a montage. “It’s fun, it’s messy and it’s a really cool way to create the memories for the event we’re at,” Chris said. Though the photobooth trend is reported to be wildly popular in Asia, it’s only starting to now catch on in Vancouver. For that reason, the pair is keen to stick to their company’s bread and butter CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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Demolition at Riverview raises concerns

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editorial@thenownews.com In the spring, the first shovel will be dug into the dirt on the Riverview lands to demolish the old and unused transportation services building — a non-heritage site — but is it the start of something more? That’s the question concerned residents and Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge posed as BC Housing prepares to begin its first demolition on the lands sometime in the next few months. “We’ve been told at this point that that’s the only building they’re contemplating at this time,” Hodge told the Tri-Cities NOW. “That’s not to say it won’t happen to others, but this is the only one we foresee being demolished right now.” BC Housing recently told Coquitlam’s Riverview Lands Advisory Committee, which Hodge is a member of, that the site is contaminated by fuel leaking into the soil underneath the building.

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BC Housing is planning to demolish the transportation services building at Riverview sometime this spring. The transportation services building was previously used as a fueling station and has underground fuel tanks. The province found out about the leak when Shared Services BC handed over future land use planning to BC Housing. During the switch, BC Housing did an

environmental assessment of the lands and found the old fuel tanks leaking fuel into the soil. The province says it needs to demolish the building and dig into the ground to contain the leak before it spreads. While this sounds like a good plan to Hodge, he won-

ders if it’s the snowball starting to roll from the top of the hill. “I’m hopeful that what the provincial government will do is let the visioning process continue before making any more decisions,” he said. Elaine Golds of the Burke Mountain Naturalists echoed Hodge’s statements. “There’s been a leak of fuel, so to remove the soil contamination they have to take the building down,” she said. “We don’t have concerns about that anymore, but we’re very concerned about the future of the rest of the lands on Riverview.” Golds also said she’s bothered about the planning being done by BC Housing. “It worries us because it puts the emphasis that this is about building homes, and we don’t want that to happen,” she said. In the past, Coquitlam city councillors have questioned the government’s plans for Riverview. Most recently, in the summer of 2013, they

pointed to a lack of maintenance on the site and called it “demolition by neglect.” Deputy Premier Rich Coleman later said Riverview is a “long-term asset” of the province, and BC Housing was tasked with creating a landuse plan. “While the Riverview lands are still used for some government service delivery and as a filming location, they are underutilized and unable to offset annual care and maintenance costs,” BC Housing states on its website. The future of the site is still unknown, and on Feb. 27 and March 1 open houses will be held in Coquitlam for the province to hear from concerned residents what they think the future should look like for Riverview. “BC Housing is seeking your input on the future use of the Riverview lands to help develop this vision,” the government website states. “The vision will lead to the framework for a comprehensive neighbourhood development

plan.” Hodge says this is the start of having a definitive document the public can look at to get a clear vision for the future of Riverview. “Not everyone is going to agree with it, but at least we’re going to have a document in our hands that shows what we’re going to do with it,” he said. The provincial government is holding a visioning process and once complete — expected in the next year — there will be a land use plan presented to the public, Hodge added. The first open house is Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre, at 2860 Dewdney Trunk Road, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The second open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at the Poirier Community Centre, at 620 Poirier St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on future open house dates and the visioning process, visit

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Wedding photo biz a snap for local couple you start over-thinking things. The other two nominees also had a really good chance. But — capturing the bride and groom on their it was a very nice surprise.” Gina and Chris first got the butter rolling in big day. “There are so many things that can come up 2004, although Gina — a life-long Port Moody with weddings, so you have to be very clear resident — headed up the company by herself for the first three years. with your clients,” Chris said. Chris moved to Port Moody “Communication really is in 2007, and from there, the key, especially with weddings. pair’s current business model “You have to make sure the took off. personalities and styles match. You have to And while Gina took postYou don’t want any surprises secondary photography courson either side in the end.” make sure the es, Chris is largely self-taught. The pair’s ascendance in their personalities But the 35-year-old is quick to field hasn’t gone unnoticed and styles point out that neither is coneither, as Butter Studios was tent to rest on their laurels, recently named Small Business match. and both continually attend of the Year by the Tri-Cities –Chris Wong workshops and seminars to Chamber of Commerce. That photographer hone their craft. accolade came on the heels of “We want to keep developbeing named as finalists for ing our skill level and keep two consecutive years at the working at getting better every B.C. Wedding Awards. “We were pretty shocked,” Chris said of the day,” he said. For more information on Butter Studios, Chamber of Commerce award. “It was one of those things where you’re log onto the couple’s website at www.butterconfident going into it, but on the day of, studios.ca.

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In November 2010 Muriel Mitchell celebrated her 91st birthday at the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice and while she was there she created a little paper cup masterpiece that still inspires staff, volunteers, and patients today. Delighted by Crossroads ArtCare program Muriel came up with an idea for a project that others could enjoy. She began saving her paper medicine cups and with a little imagination and a glue stick she created Molly Medcup. Muriel even crafted a little poem to help explain Molly’s mission. Little Miss Molly Medcup is your friend indeed, She will always bring your medicine when you are in need. She hopes a little smile upon your face will show, As from each nurse who helps her, a little love does go. Miss Molly Medcup hopes less busy one day to be, And that the world around us, will be cancer free. So if you wish to help her, here is what to do, Donate money for research and she will say,“thank you”. Muriel’s creation still inspires patients, volunteers and staff. If you wander the halls at the Inlet Centre Hospice you will see “Mollys” on the bulletin board watching over the activities in The Great Room. You will also see her with the volunteers of the ArtCare program as they participate in public events and local craft shows. Each patient receives a small booklet that shares Muriel’s story and encourages others to create their own. In 2010 the BC Artists in Healthcare Society recognized Molly Medcup with a 2010 ArtCare Gold Award and featured both Muriel and the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice in the ArtBook.

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jdeutsch@thenownews.com For several years now, folks with the Great Canadian Casino have made no bones about how disruptive construction along Highway 1 has been to the casino in Coquitlam. Just a couple of months ago the company re-branded by launching the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, just as construction along the major transportation project winds down. But the spectre of a new major construction project in the same area has casino officials preparing to have their say. Great Canadian Casino has applied to participate in the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings related to Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Chuck Keeling, the gaming company’s executive director of stakeholder relations, said Great Canadian Casino isn’t taking a stance for or against the pipeline project, but rather using the NEB process to get a better understanding of the scope of work, if approved. “It’s understanding what kind of disruption we as a business could be facing, particularly in light of what we just went through,” he told the Tri-Cities NOW, referring to the effect the Port Mann/Highway 1 project had on the casino. However, with some 2,000 groups or people applying to have their say on the pipeline project as either intervenors or commenters, Keeling admits he’s not sure how much impact the casino’s two cents will be worth.

Kinder Morgan is proposing to twin its 1,550-kilometre oil pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby. The proposed route in Coquitlam would run east of the Port Mann Bridge through the Fraser River, hitting land near United Boulevard. The line would follow the road west past the Eaglequest Golf complex before meeting up with the Lougheed Highway corridor to Burnaby. Earlier this year, both Coquitlam and Port Moody joined communities like Belcarra and Vancouver in applying to participate in the NEB hearings. The deadline to apply was Feb. 12. Other local organizations have also applied to take part in the hearings. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has sought commenter status on the proposed project. The chamber’s executive director, Michael Hind, said the organization will be taking a stance on the project, but is still developing the position with its policy people. “We’re going to try and get more information and come up with our position,” Hind said, adding the chamber has an obligation to speak out on public policy issues. The Kwikwetlem First Nation has also applied to participate, noting the proposed pipeline runs through its land. Officials with the band said they applied to make sure Aboriginal rights and title are recognized, along with environmental and archaeological issues within the Kwikwetlem territory. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow

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Jeremy DEUTSCH jdeutsch@thenownews.com Last year, thousands of people lined the streets of the City of the Arts to celebrate the centennial with a good ol’ parade. Rather than waiting 100 more years to hold another one, Port Moody will once again be hosting a parade this year in hopes of continuing a new annual tradition. The plan is to host the big event on June 21, though a theme has yet to be picked. “Right now our focus is just getting people excited about the fact there is going to be a parade,” said Coun. Diana Dilworth, who sits on the city’s parade committee. She said she hoped the success of last year’s event would herald the return of a parade to the community, which was previously one of the only municipalities in the Lower Mainland without one. Besides being a community-building event, Dilworth also suggested the parade is a tourism draw for Port Moody. The city’s parade committee will have its first meeting soon, and come up with a theme. Last year’s parade was naturally chosen to be centennial-themed.

The centennial parade also included 100 entries and another 100 volunteers — a number parade officials want to match this year. “Participation is the key to the success of any parade,” Dilworth said. The city councillor also explained the date was chosen for no specific reason, but the city wants to make sure it doesn’t impact any other events going on in the Tri-Cities. “That day just seemed to be a real good one,” she said, noting the date gives local schools a chance to get involved since it falls before the end of the school year. While there may not be a theme yet, there is a route. The plan is to basically use the same route as last year, starting from City Hall, moving down Ioco Road and Murray Street to Rocky Point Park. And unlike in many municipalities, parade organizers won’t be charging a registration fee for entrants. “We want to focus on making this accessible to everybody in the community,” Dilworth said. The city has also ponied up $30,000 for this year’s parade. The city councillor pointed out there are sponsorship opportunities too, noting CP Rail came in as presenting sponsor for the centennial event. More information regarding the parade, including opportunities to get involved and register, will be made available on the city’s website, at www.portmoody.ca, in coming days. twitter.com/jertricitiesnow

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The beginning of the end?

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ometime this spring, the province will tear down a building on the Riverview Hospital grounds. It’s doubtful anyone will miss the so-called “Transportation Services Building.” It was used as a fueling station in the days when Riverview was a bustling community, and sits on top of storage tanks that threaten to leak contaminants into surrounding soil. Since the building does not have heritage value, according to a report from the City of Coquitlam’s Riverview Lands Advisory Committee, nobody will mourn its demolition. In fact, tearing it down will reduce the chances of contamination spreading to other sites. When it comes to Riverview, though, everything that can be dissected will be, meaning this planned demolition has members of city council and the community groups that take an interest in the site concerned. What worries Riverview watchers is the precedent this demolition sets. Will the Transportation Services Building be the first of many to be torn down? If you’ve taken a tour of the Riverview site lately, you’ve seen the buildings falling into disrepair. From peeling paint to chunks of loose concrete, the grand old structures that do have heritage value are fading. At some point, it won’t make economic sense to bring them back to life. Whether that’s the province’s plan — death by neglect so the site can be cleared to make way for development — is up for debate. At any rate, the more people who take an interest in the future of Riverview, the more likely it is the community will be pleased with what ends up happening there. If you’d like to get involved, open houses to discuss the future of the site are set for Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Burquest Jewish Community Centre (2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd.), and Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Pavilion (620 Poirier St.). Both are drop-in, so you don’t have to stay the whole time. When machines start tearing into the Transportation Services Building, will it be a new beginning, or the beginning of the end?

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I am writing regarding the lack of an exemption for disabled people crossing the Port Mann bridge who are not motor vehicle owners. Currently, disabled persons who are motor vehicle owners are exempt from the toll on the bridge. I have an autistic son who is totally disabled and I have to take him to psychiatrist and psychologist appointments in Surrey on a regular basis. I applied for the toll exemption for him and was told by TREO that he did not qualify as he did not own a motor vehicle. His condition is such that he will never be able to drive. The person I talked to at TREO said that my son should have an exemption, but that policy was set by the Minister of Transportation. I have contacted the minister and have not received a reply. The policy should be changed as these trips present an unneeded financial burden on my family; I am on a pension. There are many other families with disabled family members who have to cross the Port Mann for medical reasons. A lot of families with disabled members are living on a low income. The people at TREO told me to lobby to change the policy as it was unjust. In a society where the cost of living is increasing rapidly, every dollar counts. The disabled need a voice on their behalf as government seems deaf to their needs. Dennis McMillan Coquitlam Copyright in letters and other materials submitted voluntarily to the Publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the Publisher and its licensees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. The publisher shall not be liable for minor changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for other errors or omissions with respect to any advertisement is limited to publication of the advertisement in a subsequent issue or the refund of monies paid for the advertisement.

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e doesn’t get a lot of face time in the legislature, but Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver is becoming one of the more intriguing provincial politicians in B.C. and the legislature session that is just under way has given him a small platform to demonstrate just that. The government and the Official Opposition naturally dominate most of the proceedings. They have the most members, and have a much larger platform to air their views. But in many respects, the actions and words coming from both the government and the Official Opposition are rather predictable. The government oversells its message, and rejects pretty well everything the opposition members have to say (which is frequently overthe-top rhetoric). Weaver, given his unique status, has an opportunity to be heard above the cliché-ridden yelling match that often passes for debate in the legislature chamber. You can be sure that the B.C. Liberals, still flush with confidence after that unexpected election win, will continue to talk about the potential of an LNG industry and the need for economic growth. The NDP, still bruised from its election loss and unable to create an inspiring leadership race, will paint all B.C. Liberal policies with the same brush: they are bad, mean and hypocritical. Weaver created a bit of a stir in the summer when he actually voted in favour of the B.C. Liberal budget, because it was balanced (on paper at least). A number of NDP MLAs denounced him for doing so, but his reasoning was a balanced budget is what British Columbians had endorsed in the election campaign and who was he to

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say no to that? Besides, Weaver argued, what’s wrong with a balanced budget anyways? He seemed genuinely puzzled why the New Democrats would have such a different view of things. And herein lies the difference between Weaver and the NDP: he doesn’t take positions based almost entirely on whether the governing party likes them or not. This independent streak that “tilts” green can set him apart. The most recent example of this was Weaver’s public backing of building a refinery to refine bitumen from the Alberta oil sands. In his view, this was a compromise position that addressed environmental concerns about oil flowing from the oil sands and still allowed Canadian energy companies access to new markets. In taking this position, Weaver has separated himself from those who want to simply shut down the oil sands industry, period. He favours “slowing down” production with new regulations, not stopping it entirely. “I like to think of the Green Party as a science-based, evidence-based common sense party,” Weaver recently told the Prince George Citizen newspaper. “It’s a party that realizes that we need gasoline in our cars but we also need to have a strategy to wean ourselves off that.” Predictably, Weaver has enraged some New Democrats. One NDP MLA, Doug

Routley, attacked Weaver on social media, calling him a “hypocrite” for his views (and also falsely saying Weaver supports the Site C dam proposal, which he does not). But Weaver is charting a careful path through some very sensitive territory and he seems to be having a far easier, and more effective, time of it than the NDP and that may explain why he has developed a knack for getting under the skin of New Democrats. For example, Weaver has spoken in favour of independent power projects, noting their clean energy production and dismissing criticism of them as coming largely from public sector unions (which support, of course, the NDP). As Weaver continues this approach of pragmatic compromise, look for the NDP to become increasingly uncomfortable with the upstart MLA from Oak Bay. Of course, Weaver does run the risk of alienating hard-core “green” voters. One of his constituents stopped me on the street the other day to express his anger with Weaver’s support for an oil refinery and his refusal to outright condemn the tar sands, but that’s not the kind of person that got Weaver elected in May. Weaver received more than 10,700 votes in the last election, an increase of more than 8,000 over the Green vote in 2009. Those are folks who likely voted for the B.C. Liberals or the NDP in the past, and I wouldn’t characterize them as environmental protesters. And Weaver seems to know his reelection depends on retaining the support of those disaffected New Democrats and B.C Liberal voters, and not on appealing to the smaller ranks of the environmental protest movement. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.


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Re: “Schools to get insulin,” Friday, Feb. 14. I was happy and grateful to see this important topic in the news but was disappointed in the lack of accuracy and the misinformation in the article. My 11-year-old son has had Type 1 diabetes for 2.5 years and attends a wonderfully supportive middle school in Coquitlam that has gone above and beyond to ensure that he is safe at school. I would like to correct several errors in the article published. Firstly, the article states that students “will have access to emergency insulin.” To clarify, students with Type 1 diabetes require insulin multiple times every single day in order to live. My son gives himself insulin injections a minimum of four times a day, and other students wear an insulin pump 24 hours a day which they use to administer insulin. Insulin keeps people with Type 1 diabetes alive. Secondly, parents have been fighting for glucagon to be included in emergency plans for years because it could save a child’s life. Severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can cause seiz-

ures, unconsciousness and in the most extreme cases, death, not just fainting as the article stated. Schools being trained to administer glucagon while waiting for paramedics to arrive could very well be the difference between life and death for a student with Type 1. Furthermore, it is alarming that the article stated that “A glucagon or insulin injection can offset this [hypoglycemic] reaction.” In reality, if a child were to be given insulin in this situation it could be fatal. Thirdly, School District 43 staff have not yet been trained in glucagon administration despite the Ministry of Education document stating glucagon would be in the schools in January of 2014. The training dates for glucagon are March 5 and April 11. In the same document it states that insulin administration will be available in September 2014 but as of yet training dates have not been set. The introduction of insulin administration in schools is another vital step forward as in the current system, parents of younger children not yet independent in administering their own insulin often have to travel to their child’s school multiple times a day just for their

child to participate and function during a normal school day. In conclusion, it was wonderful to see this huge issue of safety for Type 1 diabetes students highlighted but I felt it was important that the glaring false information be corrected. I am thankful that as a result of a massive undertaking by a hardworking group of advocating parents, School District 43 and, in fact, the entire Province of B.C., has been mandated to provide these supports and, thus, greater, potentially life-saving safety procedures for students with Type 1 diabetes. Julie Gomm Coquitlam ••• I would like to thank you for running the article on School District 43 students having access to emergency treatment and the administration of glucagon for children with Type 1 diabetes. Having a child who has Type 1 diabetes in School District 43, I worried that my son’s care would suffer due to prior legislation not permitting school staff from administering glucagon during a severe hypoglycemic event. Now, with this new legislation in place, we feel confident in the staff at my son’s school, if something should occur that glucagon needs

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to be administered. Before, if my son were (and he hasn’t yet) to have a hypoglycemic episode he would have to wait until an ambulance came to administer glucagon. I would like to comment on the article about the treatment of hypoglycemia. Sam Smith outlines what hypoglycemia is but says the treatment is through a “glucagon or insulin injection.” Glucagon is the treatment needed for low blood sugar, and insulin is what is needed to treat high blood sugar or “hyper”glycemia. When one has a hyperglycemic episode one must refrain from intense activity, drink water and give themselves a correction through the use of an insulin injection either with a insulin pump, insulin pen or needle injection. One must not choose either or to treat for a “hypo”glycemic event. If you choose insulin to treat this, it would send someone further into hypoglycemia. I would like to thank the people behind the new legislation and commend the teachers and staff who are willing to train and administer glucagon to keep our children safe in School District 43. Mike Neugebauer Coquitlam

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You’ve heard about soldiers returning from war zones with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But traumatic events much closer to home can also have serious psychological consequences and leave deep emotional scarring. Motor vehicle crashes are frequent causes of emotional as well as physical injury. It’s not uncommon to be depressed, anxious or afraid to ride in a vehicle again after an accident. Sometimes the emotional, cognitive and psychological consequences can be long-lasting and disabling. If you suffer serious psychological injuries as a result of a car crash, you could be entitled to money compensation. Consider this recent B.C. court case, where the claim was mostly about the victim’s psychological and emotional injuries. Jane (real name changed) was a front seat passenger in a VW Beetle driven by her husband when they were struck in a head-on collision. The other driver, who was responsible for the crash, was killed in the accident. Jane injured her neck, shoulders, chest, lower back, abdomen, left hip, left knee and tailbone in this accident. She also remembered seeing a lady hanging out of the other car’s window with blood coming from her mouth (and kept thinking it might have been her or her husband who had died). She was rear-ended in two more minor car accidents some years afterward. In both cases, the other drivers were at fault. Her physical injuries in the second accident were minor, but it brought up bad memories for her and she recalled crying hysterically at the scene. There were no significant injuries from the third accident. Jane had no previous history of emotional difficulties. She was treated extensively for her physical as well as her psychological injuries from the car accidents. This included treatment from a trauma counsellor, a clinical counsellor and a psychologist for her emotional and psychological injuries.

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The wraps will come off Port Coquitlam’s newest piece of public art on Feb. 24, when the city’s final centennial legacy project is unveiled and installed inside City Hall. The public is invited to attend the unveiling of a carving that incorporates themes reflecting the community and its cultural heritage, and features wood from a 100-year-old silver maple tree salvaged from a development site on Pitt River Road. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in the foyer

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The unveiling ceremony will include a blessing and participation from the Kwikwetlem First Nation, a presentation by Hunt, a slide show and light refreshments. The striking artwork, featuring a series of side-byside themed panels, will be installed near the City Hall reception area doors and greet visitors as they enter. The CCDC helps create local leadership for culture, builds upon the community development process initiated in the city’s Cultural Policy and Plan, and helps realize the vision for arts and culture in PoCo. The committee collaborated on this legacy project with the Port Coquitlam Spirit Committee, which spearheaded the city’s centennial celebrations throughout 2013. The unveiling is part of PoCo’s month-long celebration of spirit in February. For more information, visit www. portcoquitlam.ca/spirit. For more information about the unveiling event, call 604927-8400 or e-mail arts@ portcoquitlam.ca.

at City Hall, located at 2580 Shaughnessy St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A project of the Port Coquitlam Community Cultural Development Committee (CCDC), the carving commemorates the city’s 100th birthday celebrations in 2013. Artist Corinne Hunt, selected by the CCDC after a public call for artists, has been creating contemporary art that reflects the themes and traditions of her First Nations Komoyue and Tlingit heritage for more than 24 years. Some of Hunt’s clients include the world-renowned Wickaninnish Inn, the Hilton Hotel in Whistler, and the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada office in Vancouver. She also co-designed the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals with Omer Arbel. When developing the centennial carving for Port Coquitlam, Hunt consulted local residents during a community engagement workshop in November.

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Looking for a fun, noncontact inline hockey experience? Sign up now for one of Port Coquitlam’s spring inline hockey programs. Open to male and female participants, the city’s inline hockey program is a non-contact sport that focuses on fun, safety and skill development for the younger divisions, according to a press release. Port Coquitlam’s program offers four different age divisions, and each division plays a one-hour game, once a week, at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. One of the program’s successes is the recreational aspect where players of all abilities come together once a week to play with friends in a non-competitive environment. The four divisions are: • Six to eight years old — build inline skating and hockey skill development, learn about positions and play noncompetitive games. Includes eight one-hour games on Sunday mornings between April 6 and June 22. • Nine to 12 years old — continue to build inline skating and hockey skills while playing eight non-competitive games on Sunday mornings between April 6 and June 22.

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Master Pierre Laquerre, national technical director for the Canadian TaekwonDo Federation International (CTFI), will be in Port Coquitlam this weekend to lead a seminar for coloured belts and black belts aged seven and older. Laquerre is the top master instructor in Canada, according to a press release from Triumph Taekwon-Do, which is organizing the event. The seminar will take place on Feb. 22 and 23 at Kwayhquitlum Middle School. One hundred martial artists from as far away as Grande Prairie, Alta. are expected to gather for the event. Laquerre, who is based in Trois Rivieres, Que., is an eighth-degree black belt. His organization, the CTFI, represents Canada in the congress of the International Taekwon-Do Federation — the global governing body for the martial art. To learn more about this weekend’s events, visit www. triumphtkd.com/mpl.html.

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The Evergreen Cultural Centre will host two Pro-D Day workshops on Friday, Feb. 21.

Pro-D Day fun offered

Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre is inviting kids to break away from their winter blahs. The centre is hosting a pair of School District 43 Pro-D Day classes on Friday, Feb. 21. Designed for kids ages six to 13, Imagine Spring on the Water will focus on creating decorative objects through the use of vibrant springtime colours. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $50. Running from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Incredible Journey of Babu Honu will teach kids of all ages the ins and outs of performance art. The twohour class will feature a short play about a baby turtle’s survival through song, dance and spoken word. The play will be performed by local teens and professional actor Mandy Tulloch, while the day will wrap up with the teens revisiting the skills they learned and teaching them to the audience. The class costs $7. To register for either workshop, call 604-927-6552 or log on to www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

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Have your say on the future of parks and recreation in Port Moody The City of Port Moody is starting to update its new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This includes reviewing parkland, trails, sports fields, community and recreation centres, and recreation and sports programs.

Twisted meanings Artists are looking to put their own spin on the meaning of “twisted.” The Port Moody Arts Centre opens up its newest exhibition today (Feb. 19), and the show Twisted is intended to play on the various ways the word can be interpreted. More than 50 works will be on display by 25 artists, whose reactions to the theme vary from wild and dark, to whimsical and natural. “Variety sums it up,” said Janice Cotter, gallery coordinator for the arts centre, in an e-mail to the Tri-Cities NOW. “In addition to tremendously talented local artists, we also have participation from across British Columbia and Ontario. We have exceptional 2D art, 3D art and a few outdoor public install-

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We want all Port Moody residents to provide input so the new Parks and Recreation Master Plan reflects community interests and preferences. Tell us what you think at one of our two public workshops.

When: Monday, February 24, 2014 Where: Parkview Room, Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive Time: 5-6:30 pm or 7-8:30 pm (choose the most convenient time for you) Email jlacroix@portmoody.ca or call 604.469.4557 to register! For details or to submit your comments about this project go to www.portmoody.ca/parksandrecmasterplan.

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Leigh Square exhibit looks at stereotypes CONT. FROM PAGE 15 More than a dozen female artists will look to break down gender stereotypes as part of a new installment in PoCo. How Nice to Have a Hobby: Addressing Gender Bias in the Art World runs from Thursday (Feb. 20) through March 31 at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village. Curated by Deanna

Fogstrom and Danaca Ackerson and featuring more than 15 artists, the exhibit will reflect traditional women’s pastimes, crafts and hobbies. The goal is to provide commentary on the human, social, political, economic or environmental conditions that women experience in their lives. “The exhibition title, How Nice to Have a Hobby, is a

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Garlic needs lots of water “I plant garlic every fall and it seems to do quite well, but wonder if I should be fertilizing during the growing season. I don’t plant it in the same place every year and I do amend and try to replenish the soil.” Ellie Stewart South Delta It sounds as if you’re doing just fine with your garlic. Because you’re doing crop rotation and nourishing your soil regularly, it should already have all the nutrition it needs. Though it likes to start off in deep, rich soil, garlic is actually quite a light feeder and leaves lots of food in the soil for the next crop. But garlic does like regular moisture in the growing season. So it will need extra watering if we continue to get long dry spells at times when we normally would have drenching rains. “I have a flowering dogwood, Korean, I think. Its flowers are pink and it’s a nice, smallish front yard tree.

BRANCHING OUT Anne Marrison

It gets lots of sunlight, but later in the summer its leaves get a bit blighty. Would dormant spray help this? Also I’ve been pruning/shaping the tree in the winter when it’s dormant. Is this the optimal time? I don’t want to be cutting off all the flowering branches.” John Barbisan Vancouver Virtually all the infections flowering dogwoods get are fungal. So, yes, dormant spray will help reduce this. Your dogwood is probably Cornus kousa. Does the name “Satomi” ring a bell? This is a pink-flowered variety that’s popular here. Satomi’s leaves turn purple in fall. Because flowering dog-

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“My grandson has purchased a community garden plot and is so excited to plant vegetables for the family. He’s brand new to gardening so it’s a big learning curve for him. He’s now ready to add manure to the soil and has a place to get free cow manure. I’m concerned as to all the weeds it will bring. What would be the best option? Don’t worry and just be a good weed puller or ?” Diane Benner Surrey

enough to kill most of them. Your grandson needs to ask if the manure is already composted and, if so, for how long. Free manure is an attractive option and if it’s already composted for a year or more I’d say, “Go for it!” If not it would be best passed up, especially since he’s a firsttimer. New gardeners on a learning curve don’t need to add extra weed-pulling to all the new things they’ll be doing anyway. As well, uncomposted manure tends to burn plant roots. Actually, this farm manure may be well-composted anyway, because people with animals don’t always find it easy to unload all the manure animals make. So it could have been piled for quite a while.

Any animal that feeds on grass or hay will produce manure with lots of weed seeds. But manure that’s been composted for a year has far fewer seeds because heat within the pile is intense

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woods don’t respond to pruning at all well, as little should be done as possible. The flower buds are formed in fall, so when you must prune, it’s best to prune immediately after flowering. Dead branches can be removed any time.

City of Port Moody Annual Utility Bills Due February 28, 2014

You should have received your 2014 annual utility bill for water, sewer, green waste, recycling and garbage services in the mail recently. If you own property and have not received your bill, especially if you are a new property owner, please contact Financial Services at 604.469.4503. Payments received after February 28, 2014 will be subject to a 5% penalty. The City applies an additional 5% penalty to all outstanding amounts after March 31, 2014.

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Six easy ways to pay your bill 1. Online by credit card (Mastercard, Visa or American Express) at www.portmoody.ca/onlineservices. 2. Through telephone/Internet banking – select “Port Moody Utilities” as the bill payee and enter your 5-digit utility account number. 3. 24-hour drop off - drop your cheque in the Finance drop box located at the rear entrance to City Hall and the library. Post-dated cheques are accepted. 4. In person at City Hall, main floor, 100 Newport Drive, 8:30am to 5pm weekdays using cash, cheque, credit card or debit card. 5. By mail at City of Port Moody, Box 36, Port Moody, B.C. V3H 3E1 6. At your bank, available at most Canadian financial institutions.

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Coquitlam residents can recycle Styrofoam Coquitlam residents now have a place to recycle their Styrofoam products, the city announced Thursday. Clean, white polystyrene (e.g. Styrofoam) can be dropped off at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling & Yard Trimming Drop-off Facility, located at 995 United Blvd., seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free drop-off is for Coquitlam residents only, and proof of residency (e.g. a driver’s licence) is required, according to a

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The City of Port Coquitlam has kicked off a community-wide program to engage residents and businesses in discussions about the Community Recreation Complex Project envisioned for the downtown area. Everyone is invited to share their ideas for a new complex through an online survey available at portcoquitlam. ca/recplan, and at interactive booths popping up at locations around the city. As well, a team of survey takers will be on location at city facilities, according to a press release, and presentations and input sessions are planned for “key stakeholder groups.” The project is still in its early planning stages. Initial studies suggest it could include replacing the arenas, seniors’ centre, youth centre and library; adding ice capacity, fitness facilities, a pool and new multipurpose spaces; and integrating residential and commercial uses into the site. To learn more, visit www. portcoquitlam.ca/recplan.

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sports@thenownews.com It’s onward and upward — or so hope the surviving basketball teams of the senior boys Quad-A North League. While league playoffs moved most teams on to the 24-squad Fraser Valley championships, their seeding will go a long way to determine how long and how high they’ll rise. The Gleneagle Talons, for one, found a good time to pull things together. A top-10 ranking that included a brief spell as No. 1 last month, the Talons were full marks in claiming the North League playoff title by beating Pitt Meadows 73-57 on Saturday. Fairly tight for the first 22 minutes, the game swung Gleneagle’s way when the Coquitlam school revved things up in the third quarter. Denver Sparks-Guest led the way with 28 points, while Brenden Bailey contributed 17. It followed a well-played 73-52 win over Terry Fox in the semifinal. Gleneagle coach Tony Scott said the club’s success hinged on everyone stepping up when it counted. “It was a good win, but I was more concerned how we were playing without everyone onboard [before],” said Scott. “I think our defence pretty well dictated things and gave us the room to get things done [offensively].” With post player Grant Galbraith rounding closer into form after a three-week absence, the Talons will enter this week’s Valleys as the fourth-seed — not quite the prime seat Scott hoped for, but still an advantage. It means they host the first two rounds of the must-win stage, beginning Wednesday when Centennial plays Delta (6 p.m.) and Heritage Woods takes on Kwantlen Park (7:45 p.m.). TerryFox,meanwhile,weren’tabletoextend its regular season title into a playoff one, finishing third on the strength of Saturday’s 8154 victory over Heritage Woods. Mike West powered to a 24-point night,

CAMPBELL SIMMERING

It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for Port Coquitlam’s Evan Campbell. A freshman with the University of MassLowell River Hawks’ hockey team, Campbell had spent much of the first half of the NCAA Div. 1 season sitting and learning. Now he’s showing exactly why the Edmonton Oilers thought he was worth drafting and why the No. 9-ranked River Hawks signed him. Campbell scored two goals in Friday’s 3-2 victory over Massachusetts. While he didn’t record a point in the first 11 games of the regular season, Campbell picked up his fifth goal over the past six games to earn the Hockey East/Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honour. “I’m playing with some great linemates in [Adam] Chapie and [Michael] Fallon and we feel like there’s some chemistry clicking right now,” Campbell told the Lowell Sun. “I’m getting more confident with each game and it paid off tonight.” The 21-year-old was selected by Edmonton in the fifth round of last year’s NHL Entry Draft.

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Gleneagle Talons Denver Sparks-Guest, shown in a game earlier this year, helped his team emerge as the senior boys North League champions by beating Pitt Meadows on Saturday. while a handful of others hit double digits. The semifinal loss to Gleneagle was just another chapter in an intense rivalry, noted Fox co-coach Brad Petersen. “[Gleneagle] has had our number this year,” he noted. “They have a very deep and strong

starting five… They just went on a run at the end of the second quarter and we just didn’t respond.” As the seventh seed, Fox now awaits the winner of Wednesday’s Yale-Seaquam game, for a game on Friday at Tamanawis.

Coquitlam cruises past Salmon Arm Confidence is building aboard the Express. The Coquitlam club displayed its offensive strength Saturday by ransacking Salmon Arm 7-1 in B.C. Hockey League action at the Poirier Sports Centre. Sparked by the line of captain Ryan Rosenthal, Adam Rockwood and Corey Mackin, the club broke a 1-1 draw late in the first period on Bo Pieper’s 23rd goal of the

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season, and tacked on five more goals as an exclamation point. Pieper’s tally came just two minutes after the visiting SilverBacks had netted the equalizer as part of an 18-shot first period. It would be the only shot to get past Gordie Defiel, who finished with 39 saves on the night as he backstopped the squad to its second straight victory. Mackin would sandwich two

goals in the second around a shorthanded effort by Rosenthal. Rockwood, meanwhile, racked up four assists, giving him a league-leading 56 over 53 games. He sits fifth overall in the scoring race with 68 points. In the third, Cody Boyd and Canon Pieper, with his team-high 31st marker, deposited powerplay tallies to round out the offence. Coquitlam, which sits locked

into third place with a 26-23-2-3 record, leads the league in goals scored with 208 over 54 games, 10 more than the next-best team. The Express’ next game comes Friday, when they host the Prince George Spruce Kings at the Poirier Sports Centre, 7 p.m. The game serves as a playoff preview, as the two teams will meet in an opening round BCHL series, starting in two weeks.

The Vancouver Stealth are still struggling to find consistency with their offence and defence. The art of stopping them is another element all together. The National Lacrosse League team split its weekend action, clobbering Colorado 19-9 on Friday, before getting a taste of a similar thrashing Saturday in a 20-9 loss to Calgary. Coquitlam’s Tyler Garrison counted goals in both games, opening the scoring in the win. A day later in Calgary, Garrison gave the Stealth a brief 2-1 lead before the Roughnecks took control. Brett Bucktooth led all Stealth snipers with seven goals and seven assists over the two days. Former junior Adanac teammates Matt Beers, of Vancouver, and Travis Cornwall engaged in a late fight.

EWART TOPS AT ‘PIPER

It may have been the first tournament play of the year, but Coquitlam’s A.J. Ewart did it in midseason form. The 14-year-old held off two rivals to capture the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Junior Golf Tournament’s boys 13-14 division at the Sandpiper Golf Course in Santa Barbara, Calif. last week. Ewart posted a two-round total of 153 (7479) to edge out Reno, NV’s Charles Osborne and Bennett Cotton of Winnetka, Illnois by a single stroke. It was Ewart’s first FCWT win. In December, the teen posted the third-best score at a World Junior Challenge event in Florida.


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